Kudos to SPME

13-03-11 SPME logoEarlier today, Scholars for Peace in the Middle East (SPME) issued an excellent “Statement Condemning Current Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel.”  LDB has just issued a press release applauding the SPME statement for “taking a courageous stand against anti-Semitic and anti-Israel bigotry.”  By way of disclosure, I am a former member of SPME’s board of directors and a former chair of the SPME Legal Task Force. The SPME Statement is as follows:

A Statement Condemning Current Calls for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Against Israel

March 11, 2013

Pronouncements attempting to appeal to the conscience of academics supportive of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement often depict Israel as a Nazi-like state.  These views—once labeled extreme—have become increasingly mainstream as academics call for Israel’s destruction, not by might or power but by bad analogies and misguided ideas.


Welcome to the new Louis D. Brandeis Center Blog

Welcome to the new Louis D. Brandeis Center Blog.  We hope that this new feature will facilitate communication about the issues that we are concerned about, including anti-Semitism, religious freedom, academic freedom and the freedom of speech.  We plan to include both entries from Brandeis Center people and also guest blogs from distinguished visitors.  Guest…


LDB Commends Minister Jason Kenney for Hate Week Statement


WASHINGTON, DC, — The Louis D. Brandeis Center for Human Rights Under Law, an American civil rights organization, today commended the Honourable Jason Kenney for his forceful statement condemning international Hate Week. search engine optimize . The Brandeis Center observed that Kenney, the Canadian Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and Multiculturalism, had once again set an excellent leadership example in his statement against Hate Week, which is also known as “Israel Apartheid Week,” and which is observed this week on North American university campuses. International Hate Week has often been associated with anti-Semitism and discrimination against Israeli Americans.